PSG deserve more praise for recent exploits after Marseille triumph, says Thomas Tuchel

Press Association Sport 07:56 28/10/2019
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Thomas Tuchel insists Paris St Germain deserve more praise for their exploits after thrashing Marseille 4-0 in Le Classique.

PSG’s dominance in Ligue 1 was clear to see as first-half braces from Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe blew Marseille away and moved them eight points clear at the top.

It means Tuchel’s side have won their last three games in all competitions – in the absence of injured forward Neymar – by a combined total of 13-1.

“This is an exceptional week, with outstanding results since the international break: 4-1 in Nice, 5-0 in Bruges and 4-0 tonight for Le Classique,” Tuchel said according to L’Equipe.

“Four goals in one half, I know everyone thinks it’s easy, but no, and I congratulate the team.

“It’s a match with a great story, which must be respected, it’s not an encounter like the others for our fans.

“Advantage or not (financially), we must win, show our quality.”

Icardi and Mbappe had shared five goals in the midweek Champions League win over Club Brugge before combining to rip apart Marseille in the first half on Sunday.

The former – a summer signing on loan from Inter Milan – has scored seven goals in his last five games.

Icardi said: “I’m very happy with this victory. We knew the importance this match had.

“I’m very happy with my two goals. I came here with this desire to score.

“I have played with great players, but here at PSG, it’s the best team I have played with.”

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